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What money can’t buy

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Reposted from here.
It never occurred to me until recently that my parents didn’t have a lot of money.
It wasn’t that we were ever poor, per se. We always had food on the table and clothes on our back. My dad always worked full-time, and my mom almost always was working most days of the week. [...]

Honesty vs. courtesy

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Tell me, dear readers, which of the two is worse?
A person who dislikes you for exceedingly petty reasons, yet is overly nice to your face?
Or a person who dislikes you for exceedingly petty reasons and acts cold as ice towards you?
(And, why yes, this is related to my last post, thanks for asking.)

A bad influence?

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

My friend Anna is getting married this weekend. In true Anna fashion, it is being held in a campsite, with s’mores replacing the more traditional wedding cake. By all accounts, it was stacking up to be a wonderful weekend.
That is, until things got complicated.
I was always aware that Anna came from an extremely religious background. [...]

Hurting the one you love

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Sometimes, I feel a little naive. I do really believe that part of this whole being in love thing is truly 100% believing that the other person will never do anything to intentionally hurt you. That safety is such an intrinsic part of it.
Yet, it can be so frightening to hear how just plain cruel [...]

The top ten reasons your job is better than KFC

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

(Originally guest posted here.)
Lately, I’ve found myself complaining a lot about my job. Words like “understaffed” and “overworked” have been rolling off my tongue. However, when I find myself ruminating a little too much, I just whisper a sentence to myself to make it all seem sunny again.
“At least it’s not KFC.”
Yes, KFC, home of the [...]

Watching the broken record turn ’round and ’round

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

While at a party this weekend, there was a lull in conversation, when one woman broke in. “Have you ever had a situation where a friend of yours is stuck in a horrible relationship, and you don’t know what to do about it?”
All the sudden, there were multiple voices layered over one another. 
Everyone, it seemed, [...]

Modern rejection

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Rejection seemed a much more direct process when I was in elementary school. You knew you were no longer in the good books by simple virtue of a missing birthday party invitation, or even a much more blatant “I don’t like you anymore.” Sure, these resulted in a frantic shower of tears at the time, [...]

Cities

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

(Reposted from here.)
Some people, while kind and polite and every other generic positive characteristic, just aren’t terribly memorable. They are pleasant to sit beside at a dinner party, but you may never have another thought about them once you walk out the door.
I find cities can be the same way. While it is rare that [...]

Those three little words

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

When I was 17, I impulsively told a boy I loved him. It was the summer. I was starting college in the fall, and we were dangling our feet off a cliff into the lake, my parents packing up their picnic basket in the distance. We’d been dating for nearly a year, talking on the [...]

The statistic down the hall

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

A friend of his gave my boyfriend cocaine for his birthday.
Nevermind that he has never done cocaine and doesn’t intend to do cocaine.  It is a little reminiscent of adolescent peer pressure, like when I was convinced that it was a really good idea to serve as the requisite “egg” in a rambunctious trampoline game [...]

Time travel

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

So, apparently spare time and me are not the best of friends at the moment.
As such, I leave you with a question to ponder…
If you could send a slip of paper back in time to your 16 year old self with one bit of advice or wisdom, what would it be?

The one in which I steal Matt’s thunder… or the funnier side of sex.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

So.
After seeing “I Love You, Man” this weekend (side note– Paul Rudd? Call me. Awkward men make me swoon), I had fully intended to write about the difficulties in making friends as an adult, without seating charts to make the decisions for you.
But then Matt wrote about sex.
And then I realized that no one would [...]

Then comes marriage…

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

I am beginning to wonder how my friends became so cliched.
It certainly couldn’t be by simple virtue of the diamond rings displayed on their ring fingers. It is not as though they are the first of my friends to get married, many of whom who have managed the transition from girlfriend to wife with relative [...]

The debate rages on…

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

And, no, I’m not talking about chocolate versus vanilla, Harry Potter versus Twilight, or whatever the cool kids are debating these days.
I’m talking about the debate that even When Harry Met Sally didn’t resolve… can men and women be just friends?
I’m generally in the yes camp, myself, mostly because I have a some solidly wonderful [...]

Hoop jumping

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

I’m writing this post from a sulky place, just to be forewarned.
I’m feeling what might be best described as professional life depression right now. As you may or may not know, I am a PhD student in a rather fierce program, one that ensures that fatigue and caffeine overconsumption are rather regular states for me. [...]

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